Here are my five favourite ways to write a Sizzling Start.
1. Start with action.
Five, four, three, two, ONE! The cameras were rolling and I was about to eat a cockroach.
2. Make the reader curious.
The beach house was great, but then my cousins arrived with the bacon, the bricks and wearing their usual beanies.
3. Create a ‘Moment of Change’.
All was going well on the hike until the heat wave happened. I was hot and sweaty and dying for a swim. Then I saw the river. And the sign: Warning! Crocodiles.
4. Use humour.
Ever cheered for your footy team with a pie in one hand and a drink in the other? Don’t. When that final goal happened, I wore both.
5. Dialogue brings characters to life.
‘Run! Run!’ My coach was always my biggest fan.
Sizzling Starts work for every genre from persuasive, informative to entertaining texts.